Grace under pressure

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 26, 2005

In Reply to: Grace under pressure posted by Kaarina Suvanto on September 26, 2005

: I am having problems understanding the meaning of "grace under pressure". I should translate it for a tv soap subtitle.

: The context is someone is preparing for a driving licence theory test and there are two other people present. The man, who will be tested says something like "You're making me all nervous" and another man comments "Great! Grace under pressure." I have never heard this expression before, and cannot find a definition with google. Only that it is on some album or dvd :-)

: Would be greatful for help!

It means you are not falling apart being hysterical.
You are nervous but you are acting graceful in holding your composure.